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22 Before-and-After Swimming Pool Transformations

By: Mina Hochberg and Lauren Fansler

Need inspiration for your pool remodel? See how these pools were transformed from unsightly messes to beautiful oases.

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Before: Just Another Pool

When the owners bought this Michigan home, previously owned by author Elmore Leonard, they remodeled the house and expanded the north wing. The new layout begs for an equally dramatic pool makeover.

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After: Majestic Masterpiece

Michigan landscape designers Zaremba & Company convert the freeform pool into a rectangular pool that sits perpendicular to the house, rather than parallel with it, creating a majestic symmetry to the yard. The extensive remodel spotlights an elevated spa at the head of the pool.

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Photo: Larry Hanna/AP Images. From: Brother Vs. Brother.

Before: Grimy Pool is Lacking

As seen on Brother vs. Brother, the backyard in this Las Vegas home is inhospitable and dismal.

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Photo: Jim K. Decker. From: Brother Vs. Brother.

After: Swimming Pool and Outdoor Entertaining Area

This outdoor area, seen on Brother vs. Brother, features a swimming pool and newly landscaped backyard. With a place to sit and enjoy the outdoors, this backyard has it all.

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